Literature: Orwell Reading Group – Burmese Days
- Wed 16 May 2018
- 12:00 pm
You are invited to a lunchtime reading group to discuss the works of George Orwell.
Anthony Burgess claimed to have met Orwell in a pub during the Second World War. Whether or not they actually met, the collection of books at the Burgess Foundation contains a complete set of Orwell’s novels and non-fiction works. The two writers have much in common: their genesis as colonial novelists; their status as English outsiders; their involvement in literary journalism; and their lasting reputation as inventors of nightmarish fictional futures.
The Orwell Reading Group meets every month to discuss a book by Orwell. On 16 May, we will be talking about his 1934 novel ‘Burmese Days’, inspired by his experiences in the Burma police. Book your FREE ticket here.
This informal reading group is free and everyone is welcome. The discussion will last an hour, and you are welcome to join the staff of the Burgess Foundation for tea and biscuits afterwards.
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or register on Eventbrite.